eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Postby redrover3 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:48 pm

Nice looking steel Bianchi in Melbourne. Looks about 57/58cm.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-ya ... 7?mpch=ads
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Postby ldrcycles » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:42 pm

morini wrote:Here's a laugh. A Repco Traveller, "fastidiously restored" and cheap too, now half price at $499.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/harristo ... 1038144479


Yea. $400 to restore and that didn't stretch to any kind of bar tape? :roll: . And I might be wrong but that FD doesn't look like the right one to me..
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Postby Boognoss » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:44 am

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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:59 am

Pee Wee Herman's cruiser. Less than 6hrs to go and currently sitting at $25,700 :shock: .

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Postby morini » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:26 am

Boognoss wrote:Mod says: Keep it on topic and play the ball not the man. Thank you.


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Postby ldrcycles » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:32 am

Damn it morini I was quite happy eating my cereal and now it's all over the computer :lol:
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Postby barefoot » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:05 am

ldrcycles wrote:Yea. $400 to restore and that didn't stretch to any kind of bar tape? :roll: .


Isn't black electrical tape over ripped-up sponge rubber tubing the period correct bar covering for these beauties?
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Postby minhyy » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:27 pm

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Postby rkelsen » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:32 pm

I would too if I were a midget.
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Postby HappyHumber » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:30 pm

rkelsen wrote:I would too if I were a midget.


Indeed. One for Sporty Smurf... might help him win Smurfette over, struttin' his stuff in his lycra.
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Postby munga » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:30 pm

heeeeey
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Postby munga » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:11 pm

pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Postby Kermit TF » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:25 pm

Niiiice.
Check out his other items...the Merckx he has listed for $2100 is drool material.
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:32 pm

Where have all the cheap 10 speeds gone? I just did a search of ebay for anything under $200, 31 pages later not a single steel frame in Qld and only a handful in NSW and Vic.
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Postby mark field » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:46 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Where have all the cheap 10 speeds gone? I just did a search of ebay for anything under $200, 31 pages later not a single steel frame in Qld and only a handful in NSW and Vic.


im still waiting for someone to take the Emmelle Clipper off my hands, and its free. it cant get any cheaper than that.
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Postby commando » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:19 am

mark field wrote:im still waiting for someone to take the Emmelle Clipper off my hands, and its free. it cant get any cheaper than that.


He he, I know what you mean, I offered a couple 10 speeds for free last year and there were no takers. Perhaps if I cleaned them up and added a $200 price tag I'd clear some space....
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:01 am

Yea but you're in Sydney :( .
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Postby koen » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:30 pm

You mean ten speeds like this 14 speed with 6 gears?
Repco Tri A
I had one of these and it was a nice bike but it does seem overpriced. Mind you it means my collection might be worth more if it sells. :D

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Postby munga » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:47 pm

koen wrote:You mean ten speeds like this 14 speed with 6 gears?
Repco Tri A
I had one of these and it was a nice bike but it does seem overpriced. Mind you it means my collection might be worth more if it sells. :D

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is this the welded-up euro tri a that was on ebay for about 6 months for $250? some poor bugger bought that?
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Postby Kermit TF » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:24 pm

This mint repcos 5 mins from my place..
If anyone needs I can pick up and box it..
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Postby munga » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:34 pm

i hope the hamster sees this.
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Postby Hamster » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:07 pm

munga wrote:i hope the hamster sees this.


But I have short legs - that bike requires really looooooong legs
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:22 pm

my point was the cost of that bike, versus the quality of yours. :) are you still riding her?
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Postby Imwit » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:24 pm

Major Taylor's bike?
This could get interesting.
But the quality of his other listings :roll:
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Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:55 pm

I'm rather taken by the horsedrawn fire engine. As you say the other listings are pretty slack and don't reflect well on a seller who's trying to realise $25K+ on a bike. Very much the tip-it-out-of-the-box-and-snap school of listing
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